Founded in 2003 by Leon Mercier and Martine Pfalzgraf, Mercier Pfalzgraf Architectes (MPA) offers the full range of professional services in architecture to a wide range of clients, both private and public, across the Capital Region area.
Organisational and production management best pratices insure that MPA’s clients always receive quality work and services. The firm has earn a solide reputation for its work, availability and reliability, that’s supported by long standing business relationship with private and public clients such City of Gatineau, Regional County Municipality of Pontiac, federal and provicial governments departments, French catholic school board of Eastern Ontario (CECCE), health and medical organisations, social housing groups and private developpers.
MPA’s success resides in its hability to be equally at ease addressing technical situations in building envelop or providing creqative architectural design for new buildings and fit ups.
Over the years, the dedication of the firm towards promoting sustasinable design alternatives as part of its professional pratice led to the delivery of many LEED certified projects, while developping a corporate culture that values this approach in the development of any projects.
In fact, MPA was one of the first architectural firm in Gatineau to have its designs certified by LEED. As an example, MPA designed the new Fire Hall #5, the first building commissioned by the City of Gatineau to receive LEED-NC in 2009. Other examples for residential projects include the Caffin private residence, certified LEED Gold residential in 2011, and the Yolande-Duval Centre that was certified LEED Silver, mid-rise in 2013.
Meanwhile, MPA has continued to grow and diversify its architectural pratice. The firm welcomed 2 new partners, Lino Gomes Alves and Vincent Renaud, who joined the managing team in early 2016. Both have extensive project management experience, unique design skills, new ideas and knowledge that further extend the firm’s capabilities.
Lino Gomes Alves spend nearly 10 years working for reknown architectural firms in Montreal. He developped demonstrated great design capacity, solid technical knowledge and a rigourous approach to consruction administration and general review.
Vincent Renaud has managed significant projects in numerous fields including new media applied to architecture and heritage buildings while heading his own firm and later for the federal government. Prior to joining MPA, he was managing fabrication and implementation of large museum exhibits across Canada on behalf of an international wood working caompany based in the Capital Region.